sound.field (2019)

Thesis for Master’s Degree in Music Composition at Rice University. To be performed by Shepherd Symphony Orchestra in the 2019-2020 season.

3d3, 3d1, 2+1, 2+1 - 4, 2+1, 2+1, 1 - timp+3, pft/cel, hp - 9.8.7.7.6

percussion
membranaphone:

large bass drum, snare drum, congas, timpani (2 drums)

metallic instruments:

crotales (2 octaves), glockenspiel, vibraphone (2 bows), almglocken
large tam-tam, suspended cymbal, tuned gongs

wooden instruments:

marimba
4 woodblocks (closely pitched), temple blocks, bamboo (wooden) wind chimes
whipcrack, 2 ratchets (high/low)

miscellaneous objects:

friction objects: sand paper blocks
turning objects: cabasa, siren, 3 bullroarers

activators

  • metallic beaters

  • large wooden beaters

  • plastic mallets

  • rubber mallets

  • large yarn mallet

  • soft/medium/hard yarn mallets

  • large felt mallet

  • large hand brush*

  • snare brushes

  • 2 large bows